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Beyonce and Taylor Swift's endorsed politicians lose

SUPPORT: Beyonce

THE POLITICIANS who were endorsed by Beyonce and Taylor Swift have lost their races in the U.S. midterm elections.

Beyonce took to Instagram to share her support of Beto O'Rourke on Tuesday (Nov 6), backing the Texas Congressman in his run for Senate by rocking his campaign merchandise online.

Alongside two pictures of herself in a 'Beto for Senate' cap, the mother-of-three encouraged her fans to vote, concluding her message by writing: "Every vote counts. Every race matters. Everywhere."

However, O'Rourke was beaten by Republican candidate Ted Cruz.

Following his loss, actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter to pledge her support for O'Rourke to run against U.S. President Donald Trump in the 2020 election, writing: "Beto lost? That’s ok. Now he can run for President. #Beto2020."

Meanwhile, Phil Bredesen, who had been endorsed by Taylor Swift, lost his race to become the next Tennessee governor, with Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn instead becoming the state's first woman governor.

RESULT

As it stands, Democrats have gained the 218 seats needed to seize control of the US House, according to the Associated Press, while the Republicans retain the senate.

ThIS achievement means that the Republicans no longer hold both wings of the US Congress, and Democrats now have the numbers to veto President Trump’s proposed laws in the House and launch a string of investigations into his administration.

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